I’m not your usual tailor. For one, I’m a woman! The first on Savile Row, and still something of a rarity – a certain ‘something’ that makes Alexandra Wood such a refreshing route, I like to think.
After 10 years in fashion retail, starting as tailoring manager for Shanghai Tang, I strongly felt I could add something more special to the retail experience. I loved the buzz of helping people look amazing, but the process could often feel impersonal and even intimidating.
Here at Alexandra Wood, we’re proud to have created a space where everyone’s welcome. There’s no red-carpet, referral-only system. We’re real people who want to make a difference to how our clients look and feel, without pressurising them into tragic style decisions!
Over my 13 years building the business, we’ve designed for more and more high-profile men seeking a relaxed tailored look that squares up to the public eye. We’ve helped land politician Chuka Umunna on GQ’s Best-Dressed top 50 twice in a row. GQ Columnist Tony Parsons even named us “Tailor of the 21st Century”. Tristram Hunt, director of the V&A wore an Alexandra Wood two-piece while cutting the ribbon on the vaunted Christian Dior retrospective, and so did director Rupert Goold, while showcasing his new film Judy at the 2019 Cannes Film Festival.